It was a sight to behold at the Freetown magistrate court No.1 yesterday, when popular Sierra Leone female presidential aspirant and leading Journalist Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, lectured the country’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Dr. Priscilla Schwartz (Photo above), on key aspects of the Laws of Criminal Libel.
It was on one of those four counts that Dr. Blyden lectured the country’s Attorney General on the Law.
“Had it been anyone else, outright sacking of Priscilla Schwartz should have occurred before the end of today,” lawyers who witnessed the way Dr. Blyden phenomenally exposed the legal incompetence of Attorney General Priscilla (Photo below) commented.
Addressing the magistrate, this is what Dr. Blyden said in court yesterday, :
“My lady Magistrate, section 34 of the public Order Act of 1965 is what the Attorney – General says is her authority for giving consent for me to be prosecuted under section 33 of the said Act.
To this point, Dr. Blyden Quoted section 105 and 112 of the criminal procedure Act of Sierra Leone to buttress that she can point out a defective charge “at any stage of the court proceedings”.